I am a holistic teacher of acting, improvisation, directing, devised theatre, audition technique, stage combat, movement, yoga and voice and speech for the actor. Influences are Meisner, Stanislavsky, Spolin, Bogart, Grotowski, Overlie and the Frantic Assembly.
An actors instrument is their body, voice, imagination, emotions and intuition and the work I do with my students is to engage their full instrument.
Making weakenesses strengths. Imaginative play. Meeting other artists. Encouraging, impassioning and giving the skills to achieve goals and dreams.
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I talk to the student about both hopes and fears for the class. I cater my class towards the students future goals. If the student is new to acting, improv or stage combat I give a strong foundation that they can add to their actors toolbox and use anywhere.
JOSHUA WATERSTONE is a director, arts producer/administrator, actor, fight choreographer and educator currently based in the Bay Area. As a teaching artist he works with San Francisco Shakespeare, Cal Shakes, Berkeley Repertory School of Theatre, San Francisco Youth Theatre, American Conservatory Theatre, Dragon Productions, LEAP, Shakesperience, Georgia Shakespeare, The Alliance Theatre, Horizon Theatre as well as is a guest lecturer at Guilford College Theatre Studies. Joshua holds a Master of Fine Arts in Directing for Stage and Screen from the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film. He has served as Producing-Artistic Director of The Center for Creative and Performing Arts Theatre at GTCC in N.C. and as Artistic Director of Theatrix at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he received the Rex Mcgraw Theatrix service award, Best Director Theatrix 2012-2013 season, The Purple Mask and was a Hixson-Lied Fellow. Joshua is an Actor/Combatant and member of the Society of American Fight Directors and an Associate-Member of the Society of Directors and Choreographers.
As an improvisor Joshua has performed with O.T.C. Improv, Comedy Cobb, Blank Stage, TellTale Theatre, FlyBy Theatre, and originated the collegiate improvisation troupes Spontaneous and Lazzi Improv.
As an actor Joshua has performed with FoolsFURY, Georgia Shakespeare, SF Shakespeare, Serenbe Playhouse, Ragged Wing Ensemble, Fly By Theatre, GA Mountain Theatre, Center Stage Theatre, Jewish Theatre of the South, Silver Heels Productions.
I began teaching at summer camps teaching drama while in high school. That has expanded to having experience teaching Kindergarten through College/ University and Adult classes in workshops, master classes, semester long college curriculum and as a teaching artist at professional and community theatres.
An inclusive and diverse student body. I have taught those new to acting, improvisation and stage combat as well as highly experienced. I am very adaptable to your level and needs.
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